Let’s Be Realistic Here

A few weeks ago, my roommate and I revisited our bike trip plan from DC to Austin, TX…..and we nixed it for Seattle to SF.  Although the Pacific Northwest is more popularly traversed than our original route, there are several reasons that convinced us to switch:

  • the temperatures will be much cooler (70 vs 90 degrees)
  • more bike trails will be available (Washington is one of the top bike friendly states)
  • the route will take us about half the time (about 2 weeks).
  • there will be more opportunities to camp throughout the entire trip

We figure this will be a good starting point for any future long-distance we pursue.

Now, our route will include the following cities:

Seattle, WA

Portland, OR

Eugene, OR

Arcata, CA

San Francisco, CA

Departure Countdown: 26 days!!!!